A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 226 km SE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand (140 miles) on Sunday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 54.04 km (34 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us20006twx. Ids that are associated to the event: us20006twx. Exact time and date of earthquake 21/08/16 / 2016-08-21 17:58:03 / August 21, 2016 @ 5:58 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -177.5258 West, latitude -33.1081 South, depth = 54.04 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:58:03 / 5:58 am (local time epicenter).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days ninety-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 226 km SE of L’Esperance Rock, New Zealand. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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